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Dhoni given Y category security after Maoist threat


Ranchi : The Jharkhand government has decided to provide 'Y' category security to India wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni after a section of the media reported death threats issued to him by Maoist guerrillas.

With the decision taken in a security review meeting Wednesday, Dhoni will now get four security guards and house guards.

The meeting also reviewed the security of politicians, senior police officials and civilians.

"We have decided to provide security to Dhoni as he is a high profile person and his security is the responsibility of the state police. There were media reports regarding the security threat issued by Maoist rebels. But we have no information about them," said a police official.

On Sunday, Dhoni met Chief Minister Madhu Koda and expressed his concern. Koda in turn assured him of foolproof security whether or not there was a threat from the guerrillas.

Reports that Maoists had issued death threats to Dhoni, skipper Rahul Dravid and cricket board president Sharad Pawar had appeared in the media two weeks ago. The reports were, however, denied by the police.